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WinPatrol Quick Scan in right-click context menu?
« on: March 17, 2016, 12:23:00 PM »
Hi

Maybe I'm overlooking the bleeding obvious or maybe I've had a long hard day, but even though I've been a long time user of WinPatrol Plus I just happened to notice in the right-click context menu on the task-bar icon, "WinPatrol Quick Scan". So I clicked it and nothing seems to happen. I've had a quick look and search of the help files but found zip.

So what does it scan and is there a log report created. If so, where would I find it?

I found the online help page at http://www.winpatrol.com/support/features.html rather cumbersome in my efforts to find information. A large downloadable one big page PDF file would be easier in searching for such information.

Thanks.

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Re: WinPatrol Quick Scan in right-click context menu?
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2016, 12:53:27 PM »
I don't think you are imagining things. But it is not really new as suggested last year about this time as seen here. And except for Scotty barking once, I don't know what it does.
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Re: WinPatrol Quick Scan in right-click context menu?
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2016, 01:53:21 PM »
Maybe it scans really quick?  :o

My icon changes from green to yellow then back to green. I went looking and found these notes from 2014
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The new Scotty system tray icon is easier to see with a new traditional Scotty icon on a green background. Our yellow tile with Scotty will still be used but only to indicate when a scan for changes is in process.
Source: http://www.winpatrol.com/upgrade32.html under July 19 2014

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Re: WinPatrol Quick Scan in right-click context menu?
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2016, 02:31:53 PM »
Yeah, I noticed Scotty turning yellow too - but it happened the same time he barked. But yeah, I bet you are right that it scans for changes to your startup programs.
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Re: WinPatrol Quick Scan in right-click context menu?
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2016, 04:40:41 PM »
It seems to me that this right click option is not needed in the plus edition because that constantly monitors for changes in startup programs. I do get alerts when I chose to either have something not load at start or add something to load at start. Or if I install a program and it wants to load at startup.

This option, scan for changes in startup programs would be helpful in the free edition where constant monitoring is not happening.

Anyone running the free edition? Test to see if this WinPatrol scan for changes takes longer than a second.

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Re: WinPatrol Quick Scan in right-click context menu?
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2016, 04:49:17 PM »
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This option, scan for changes in startup programs would be helpful in the free edition where constant monitoring is not happening.
AFAIK, the free version does too. If you look at the comparison chart, that's the top item. 
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Re: WinPatrol Quick Scan in right-click context menu?
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2016, 05:30:00 PM »
Thanks for the chart.
So, IMO, that right click menu item isn't needed.

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Re: WinPatrol Quick Scan in right-click context menu?
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2016, 05:40:02 PM »
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So, IMO, that right click menu item isn't needed.
Well, I am still not certain what it is doing - or supposed to be doing.
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Re: WinPatrol Quick Scan in right-click context menu?
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2016, 05:22:18 PM »
I don't have "WinPatrol Quick Scan"

I got XP Pro and WinPatrol Plus

I can right click and see on exe files "WinPatrol PLUS Info." but now when I click it it wants to start the install of the program so it is not even working right.
This used to work but it is a right click option that does not work.

Also I think it was a box you checked on the options tab so you had the right click "WinPatrol PLUS Info." option but I don't see it now.

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Re: WinPatrol Quick Scan in right-click context menu?
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2016, 06:14:13 PM »
OK I did a uninstall of WinPatrol Plus because I seen startmenu, WinPatrool, WinPatrol Explorer and WinPatrol Help shortcuts were dead. They was pointing to C:\Program Files\BillP Studios folder.

Now I still had C:\Program Files\BillP Studios because I had BillP's WinPatrol Toolkit in that folder. But when I deleted WinPatrol it also deleted BillP Studios folder folder.

So I had to reinstall BillP's WinPatrol Toolkit

The  right click of "WinPatrol PLUS Info" is not there now.

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Re: WinPatrol Quick Scan in right-click context menu?
« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2016, 01:21:31 PM »
All I can suggest is to download and install an old version, when the BillP folder was present.
http://www.oldversion.com/windows/winpatrol/
go for something 2010 and later, nothing earlier.

I don't have WinPatrol installed on the XP computers so I can't look and see exactly what is in the folder.

Uninstall the version you have, install the old version then update what you have.

On XP, I use this old program: http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/startup_control_panel_standalone_version.html

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Re: WinPatrol Quick Scan in right-click context menu?
« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2016, 10:12:22 PM »
In above post I said "WinPatrol PLUS Info" in not there now but now I see it is still there.

I think it should be put back. Bill put something nice in there to use and not it has been taken away but it is not a dead link but wants to install programs that it was not made to do.

But we don't get updates anymore like when Bill P. was doing things and you updates and a fix fast.

Got PC in 2008 and got many versions I saved because I used to help Bill at CastleCops » Security Forums so wanted them. I do have "WinPatrol 2010 Version 17.0.2010.0" but do not remember when that option was added and now when it was taken away because I have not used it in long time.

OK I got in installed after uninstalling new version but the option I see is in both version to see "WinPatrol PLUS Info" is you check the option "Windows Explorer Integration"
That is what makes "WinPatrol PLUS Info" show up. Now the odd part is I got two profiles on this computer and now if I chech the option "Windows Explorer Integration" it will show up in the profile with admin rights but not profile with limited rights. So now it still does not work right. In the admin profile if I click "WinPatrol PLUS Info" it does nothing at all.

Going to change rights on limit account to admin to see if I can see the "WinPatrol PLUS Info" show up.  So be back to post outcome.

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Re: WinPatrol Quick Scan in right-click context menu?
« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2016, 11:18:09 PM »
Ok seems the "WinPatrol PLUS Info" will only show up now under an Admin account.

Guess it does not matter now that it does not work.

All this screwed WinPatrol up in both Profiles.

If I click the - button does not Minimize to taskbar but on top of it. Also with WinPatrol open and showing in the taskbar when you right click on it in the Taskbar all the options are gone so you do not see Restore, Minimize, Maximize, X Close  ALT+F4 but not showing clicking ALT+F4 still worked to close WinPatrol.

So now got other trouble trying to fix "WinPatrol PLUS Info". :(

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Re: WinPatrol Quick Scan in right-click context menu?
« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2016, 12:05:38 AM »
Now things are even worse.

I can not uninstall WinPatrol.

See images for this trouble.

Also for above post.

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Re: WinPatrol Quick Scan in right-click context menu?
« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2016, 12:42:25 AM »
Sorry I was editing the above post but then could not post it so will make a new one.

I got XP Pro and in the C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\InstallMate folder I have 4 folders.

{2CC582B2-98BD-4389-9626-7E4698BC37C5} that is BillP's WinPatrol Toolkit, created Monday, May 04, 2015, 8:19:55 AM

{4BB7A109-FDB5-45E3-9DB9-ECB2EA7B80EE} that is WP 26 or 28 that is empty, created Monday, July 15, 2013, 9:09:36 PM
https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q={4BB7A109-FDB5-45E3-9DB9-ECB2EA7B80EE}

{6A206A04-6BC1-411B-AA04-4E52EDEEADF2} that is WP and created Sunday, July 20, 2014, 4:53:20 PM and the one I got trouble with.
Read says version 33.1.2015.0 but I got newest V33.6.2015.18 installed or what shows on WinPatrol.
Add/Remove says I got 33.1.2015.0
I even install 33.1.2015.0 over top of V33.6.2015.18 but nothing changes
https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q={6A206A04-6BC1-411B-AA04-4E52EDEEADF2}

{84481A87-2316-4923-8FAB-3BA8CA29323D} that is WP and created Sunday, October 20, 2013, 7:37:26 AM
It has readme that says version 31.0.2014.0